Locations and Physicians

Sterling Ridge Pediatrics

Texas Children's Pediatrics Sterling Ridge

6707 Sterling Ridge Dr., Ste. A, The Woodlands, Texas 77382

Tel: 281-296-2656
Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm

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William Lowrie Nix M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1973, Baylor College of Medicine
  • B.A. 1969, Ohio Weslayan University

Residency or Fellowship

  • Baylor Affiliated Hospitals

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Member, Texas Medical Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Texas Pediatric Society
  • Member, American Heart Association

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

Appointments call 281-296-2656

Susan O'Neil M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1980, University of Nebraska College of Medicine
  • B.S. 1978, University of Nebraska

Residency or Fellowship

  • 1983, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Texas Medical Association

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

Appointments call 281-296-2656

Susan M. Parkerson M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1985, University of New York - Stony Brook
  • B.S. Tufts University

Residency or Fellowship

  • Duke University School of Medicine

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Special Interest(s)

  • Behavior
  • Infants
  • Teenagers
  • Toddlers
  • Tweens

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

Appointments call 281-296-2656

Anu McDonald M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1992, Baylor College of Medicine
  • B.A. 1988, Rice University

Residency or Fellowship

  • 1995, Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH
  • Children's Hospital of Austin

Board Certification(s)

  • General Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Special Interest(s)

  • Asthma
  • Breastfeeding
  • Fitness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Obesity

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Appointments call 281-296-2656

I believe that parents do know their children better than anyone else. My role as their pediatrician is to be a good listener and support them in issues that matter most to them. I believe in treating the whole child, not just their illnesses.

Kathy McCracken RN, MSN, CPNP

Degree(s)

  • BSN 1979 Texas Woman's University
  • MSN 1996 University of Texas Health Science Center

Board Certification(s)

  • Certified by National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Texas Nurse Practitioners

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Appointments call 281-296-2656

Thank you for choosing Texas Children's Pediatrics Sterling Ridge. We look forward to being your children's healthcare providers.

Our team provides a wide range of services for infants, children and adolescents including:

  • Prenatal counseling
  • Newborn and infant care, including state of Texas-required screenings
  • Comprehensive well-child visits, including immunizations for all ages
  • Adolescent care
  • Allergy and asthma care
  • Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses NCQA logo
  • Routine lab work and screening
  • Developmental, hearing and vision screenings
  • Camp; school and sports physicals
  • Minor emergency care and treatment
  • Same-day appointments for ill patients
  • Separate exam waiting areas for well and ill patients
  • Asthma care, including lung-function testing
  • First aid for pediatric trauma, including repair of minor lacerations

For all non-emergency visits, appointments are required. Texas Children's Pediatrics Sterling Ridge has admitting privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital.

Insurance Plans

Texas Children’s Pediatrics currently accepts the health insurance plans listed below. To be sure a specific location accepts your insurance or if you do not see your plan listed here, please call your Texas Children's Pediatrics location and ask for assistance. Though we try to keep this list as current as possible, we always are adding new insurance plans to better serve you.

Remember to check with your insurance plan provider to verify that Texas Children's Pediatrics is in your network. In addition, please contact your plan provider for questions about the specific procedures your plan covers.

New Marketplace Exchange Plans: As authorized by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, consumers now have the opportunity to purchase health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Houston consumers have more than 40 different "Exchange" benefit plans to choose from through 6 different payors.

At this time, Texas Children's Pediatrics participates in 5 Marketplace Exchange benefit plans:

Marketplace Exchange Insurance Products

myCigna Copay Assure
myCigna Health Flex
BCBS of Texas - Blue Choice PPO Plans
BCBS Basic 5 Plan
BCBS Solution 3 and 4 plans

Commercial Insurance Products

Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Beech Street / CappCare PPO
BCBS Par Plan
BCBS CHOICE PPO
BCBS HMO Blue of Texas
Choice Care Network PPO (Humana)
CHIP - Texas Children's Health Plan only
Cigna Healthcare PPO
Cigna Healthcare HMO / POS
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO (includes CCN)Galaxy Health Network (formerly MCI) PPO only
Great West HealthCare PPO/POS (OneHealth)
Great West HealthCare HMO (OneHealth)

Health Payors PPO
Health Smart PPO
Humana - HMO / POS
Humana - PPO

Independent (Integrated) Medical Systems PPO & EPOS
MHHN - Freedom of Choice
MHHN - MHealth Choice
MHHN - MHealth Insured
Multiplan, Inc. (Texas Health Choice) PPO

Pacificare HMO/PPO
PHCS PPO – Not HMO
PHCS Savility
Premier Provider Network, Inc. (NAPP & Family Care)

Texas Municipal League (TML) PPO
UHC HMO (United Health Care)
UHC PPO/POS/EPO includes Choice Plus
USA Managed Care Org (Health Network) PPO

Medicaid Products

Many, but not all, Texas Children's Pediatrics locations accept the following Medicaid products.

Texas Children's Health Plan STAR Medicaid
CSHCN
Community Health Choice STAR Medicaid
Molina STAR Medicaid
Molina STAR+PLUS Medicaid
TMHP Medicaid
Superior StarHealth Medicaid - Foster Care
United Healthcare Community Star Medicaid
United Healthcare Community Star+ Medicaid 

Please call your Texas Children's Pediatrics location for more information.

Billing Information

Payment for medical services can be made by cash, personal check or credit card and is due at the time of service. It is the parent or guardian's responsibility to pay any deductible, co-pay or co-insurance required by the insurance provider. As a courtesy, our office will file claims with any of our Texas Children's Pedatrics-contracted insurance plans. Please bring your insurance card to every visit.

For more information about billing and payment practices, please view our financial policy

Prescription Information

Written or electronic prescriptions will be given after a patient has been seen by a physician or nurse practitioner.

Refills

For routine prescription refills, please contact your pharmacy who will notify us. Controlled substance prescription requests, including ADHD prescriptions, must be called into our office 2 business days prior to picking up your child’s prescription.

Our After-Hours Schedule


We are here for your child on evenings and weekends. After-hours appointments are available for any urgent, minor emergency medical needs, including earache, sore throat, asthma, fever or sutures at the location listed below.

After-hours pediatric health care is available by appointment only at our Texas Children's Pediatrics Medical Plaza location:
Monday - Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm

Texas Children's Pediatrics After Hours  The Woodlands
1011 Medical Plaza Dr., Suite 220
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(281) 296-9119

Care Team
Melissa Denby, CPNP
Brenda Langhans, CPNP
Courtney Robinson, CPNP